A 21 year old soccer player, Gaius Henriquehas tragically died struck by lightning during a game amateur in Santo Antonio da Platina, in the Brazilian state of Paraná. Six other players were injured in the accident.
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?The fatal victim, Caio Henrique, was 21 years old. There are five other injuries and one of them is serious. He was in a match for an amateur tournament: he didn’t have ambulances.
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Despite the heavy rain, the Copa Regional de Futebol Amador match was taking place regularly at the time of the accident. There were no ambulances available at the stadium; the victims were transported to the municipal hospital in private cars.
The municipality of Japira and Uniao Japirense, the team Henrique played for, expressed their condolences and remembered the player’s career which began in the municipality’s football schools.